Madewell….quickly becoming one of my favorite go-to shops as of late. I found this dress and these sandals on sale the other day when I was out shopping and had to have them. Of course, it was one of those outings where I was not supposed to be shopping for myself, but it’s hard to resist a steal when I see one! This is another dress that totally works 34 weeks pregnant but that I will definitely wear post baby. It’s been in the 90′s the last few days with crazy humidity (totally rare for here) and I’ve never seen my feet so swollen. I remember puffing up at the end of my pregnancy with Ry, but this is starting a little earlier than expected! Hopefully the drop in heat and humidity will solve some of my puffy pregnancy woes, but we will see! Simple breezy sundresses like this are saving me right about now!
I was excited to receive my very first ‘maternity wear’ in the mail last week from Wendy Bellissimo. It was about time I suppose! Wendy’s collection of maternity basics is launching in August and will be available at Destination Maternity. I’m wearing two of my favorite pieces from the collection, a simple white tunic blouse (worn as a dress) and a super soft washed denim grey shirt. They are both perfectly suited for a bump, but I also love that they are pieces that I would still wear after baby! Honestly, most of her collection you could wear post baby bump. Win, win! You can preview more of the collection HERE.
Photos by Jackie Wonders
It’s no secret I’ve got a big crush on Flynn Skye. I got to meet the designer Amber at a party a couple weeks ago and she was just as wonderful in person as I expected. Her dresses are so comfortable and relaxed and the prints are always on point. They are pieces that can easily be dressed up or down and can be worn from day to night. I’ve got a few of her dresses, like this one, that just might last me through this entire pregnancy! I have yet to buy a shred of maternity this summer, and hopefully I can keep it that way!
I was able to have what the doctor’s call a “growth ultrasound” last week. It’s basically an ultrasound making sure that the baby’s growth is on track. Last pregnancy, they had some concerns over Rylee’s growth and my small belly size….so anytime there is a history of that, I guess they do this extra 30 week ultrasound. I certainly didn’t mind the chance to see my little guy moving around on the screen again! He was so much bigger than my last ultrasound at 20 weeks. So big, it was actually hard to see him. I did get a few photos of his sweet face though, making me that much more excited to meet him and hold him in my arms! Results came back totally normal and he was already measuring in the fifty second percentile. Just above average! I don’t necessarily know what average is…but I was pretty excited that everything looked healthy and that he was growing so good. It’s pretty insane to think that in just 8 short weeks we will become a family of four!
Sam and I have a good friend named Tyler who owns a brand called Bradley Mountain. He specializes in rugged outdoor bags and accessories, mainly working with duck canvas and leather. Every piece is thoughtfully designed and created by Tyler himself. We are huge fans of not only his timeless products, but also the heart behind his company.
One of my favorite pieces in his collection is the Scout bag. It’s classic and minimal, with just the right touch of femininity in it’s natural color. And I happen to think that it’s the perfect unconventional diaper bag. Tyler is even thinking about creating a collection of kids/toddler bags, like this custom mini Scout bag Rylee is wearing! So hound him on instagram (@bradleymountain) about how awesome it is and this just might be a reality ;) I have searched high and low for stylish children’s backpacks, and let me tell you, they are few and far between! This one takes the cake, and then some.
Photos by Jackie Wonders
Well, Sam and I are off to Wisconsin for a bit of R&R at his family’s cabin. It seems like life has been non-stop the last few months, so we are excited for a little bit of down time together, away from our computers and to-do lists.
These photos were taken a little bit ago, but it’s a simple everyday look that I love. Slouchy tapered jean trousers and a comfy black tee. Throw on some heels and a necklace and you look pretty put together :)